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Hang ‘Em High Henderson

Hang ‘Em High Henderson

Defense attorney Keith Faulder was among the startled to find Judge Henderson hearing a criminal case. Henderson seems to regard Mendocino County's thriving defendant class as automatically guilty of whatever…

The Great Escape

A long dull week in the tedious administration of justice ended in a violent clap of excitement Friday morning when Dustin Henderson, in custody was suddenly out of custody, bursting…

La Forge & Le Wolfe

We were about to hear how it came to pass that Ashley LaForge had, that raw February morning, taken the stand to call Officer Peter Hoyle a liar, and that…

Young Woman In a Hurry

On average, 3000 people a year are killed on the highways in California — 33,000 nationwide — whereas only 6630 Americans have been killed in 14 years of war in…

Ken & Barb Do Jail

A couple who looked right out of Ranch & Coast Magazine were on their way to Mendocino County's overcrowded jailhouse for growing marijuana. Bob and Daisy Gwin, whose home base…

Ghetto Graffiti: VXL

Luis Rodriguez of 1376 South State Street in Ukiah had moved in and fixed the place all up for a small business venture. Having designed a sign inspired by a…

Privacy Protection for the Wine Gentry: Brutocao, Take 2

Last week the retrial of Mr. Chris Mulcahy got under way with some pretrial motions which set the tone for how the case will proceed. What it boiled down to…

A Question of Believability

For pure verve there’s nothing quite like calling a well-known cop a liar, especially a cop you know, a cop you've worked with when you were a prosecutor, a cop…

It Takes All Kinds

The title may be trite, but in Mendocino County during harvest time, cliché or not, we get ‘em all — and when it comes to the stupendously vaulting sense of…

Whippits & Highway Death

When a courthouse hack complains of a slow news week, it doesn’t mean nothing important happened. What it means is that all the drama that makes interesting reading happened behind…

Unlucky In Love

“It had been five years,” Mr. Long told the detectives, “five long years and more, I’d gone without it, without, totally without, I mean, ur, uh, ah — you know…

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